Wednesday, May 9, 2012

11 weeks, 4 days old: Wow.

Ok, it's been forever since I have posted, but I don't have Internet at home and typing on your phone kinda sucks. But I wanted to post, so here we are.

I love my little chicken SO MUCH. Omg. Soo cute. He's amazing. He really has started being more of a person this past week. I mean, obviously he's a person, but it's like he "woke up" or something. Idk. This week has been awesome. He coo's and smiles and looks really fast from side to side. He loves his mobile and the fan, and he likes story books with vivid pictures. He loves bath time. And he just started this new thing where he sucks his right thumb and plays with his left ear. Soo cute. He sleeps pretty well through the night and loves being swaddled. He likes the mirror. He is so amazing. It's hard to wrap my head around it. I mean, he used to live in my belly!!! And now he's here and perfect and it's crazy. Life is crazy. I can't even fathom the logistics of it.

I was going to write about my crazy day yesterday but my thumb hurts. Maybe later!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

3 Weeks & 2 Days Old: Time is flying.

Carson is almost a month old!  I can't even believe it.  At the same time though, it feels like labor and delivery was a million years ago.  I guess this is how you have your second and third kids.  His neck is getting a little stronger, and his movements are getting a little less jerky.  He's also starting to lose his moro reflex already.  Love the rooting reflex though!  So cute.  I'm so tired right now, I thought I wanted to blog but now I'm not so sure.  I feel like I could just fall asleep.  I think I'm going to start a new blog.  Or, another blog, rather.  It's going to be about TTC, Pregnancy, Birth, Baby, and Postpartum.  I don't know what to call it though.  I liked the name Diamonds to Diapers, but 1. I don't want to exclude anyone who isn't married or engaged, and 2. I don't really want to have to include wedding planning.  I'll have to get back with a name.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Carson Brook
Born Feb 17th, 2012
7lbs 6oz
20.5 in long

I'm holding him in one arm, so typing is tough.  I'll have to post my birth story at another time.  So check back soon! I'm also going to post a list of useful/non-useful things and such.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

39 Weeks, 1 Day: IS IT SO MUCH TO FREAKIN' ASK?!?!?!


We have no internet at home--we shut it off to save $50 a month for when Little Chicken arrives.  So I instead bring my laptop today and I go to Starbucks so I can get a frappuccino and watch Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and do some banking stuff online.  I order my frappuccino and THEN find out that their internet is down.  Are you kidding me?!  Well at this point I've already paid for the stupid frappuccino so I sit there for an hour and charge Lippy Laptop while I enjoy my drink and browse the internet on my iPhone.  So when I leave there, I realize, OMG I still have an hour and a half until I pick Kevin up from work, and that's if he's on time--which he never ever is.  Unless I'm not in the parking lot waiting at 5:30.  Then he's out right on the money.  Whatever.  Anyways, so I decide to go to Burger King and get some chicken nuggets instead so I can sit and at least watch one TV show and do my banking stuff.  Well there is ONE PLUG in the entire stupid building, and it's being used by some other hobo with a laptop who is NOT PREGNANT and probably has internet at home.  Asshole.  So I'm sitting here with my poor Lippy Laptop who is only charged to 45% (now it's at 24%).  So I go to and try to watch Grey's Anatomy.  But the INTERNET IS SO SLOW THE VIDEO WON'T STREAM RIGHT.  OMG OMG OMG OMG.  So I've now spent like $8 trying to get some fricken' internet, and I've consumed like, a million calories that I didn't need and I didn't even accomplish anything.  ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Besides that...

Little Chicken has a heartbeat still! Yay.  And he's wiggly.  And I'm fat.  Nothing new there.

Going to try to convince work to give me off Saturdays and Sundays.  If they won't, Friday will be my last day and I'll just start my leave early.

Still waiting on my flu shot.  Hoping to get it before LO is born.  If not I guess I won't get it...

Feeling crampy and achy.  Specifically my pelvis and hips.  My hoo-hoo is a little swollen--just puffy.  It looks like a fat vagina kinda.  Still feeling cervix stabs.  Carson's head is right in the right spot!  So that means it really could be any time.  No dilation yet.  70% effaced.  Getting my hair cut tomorrow, a prenatal massage on Friday, maybe some sex tonight....and spicy food??  I'm excited to meet him but nervous too!  Should be crazy!

Ok.  Gotta go get Kev now.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

38 Weeks, 2 Days: 12 days till EDD OMG

So we're really down to the final countdown here!  So nervous, excited, anxious, disbelieving, scared, happy, sad, and about a million other feelings.  I love feeling little squidget wiggle around in my belly.  I love him so much.  He's so cute.  And wiggly.  I can't wait to see his cute little face and see what his nose looks like.  I can't wait to kiss his little toes.  He's going to be so cute.  I'm nervous about breast feeding.  I went to a class last week and it was so awkward holding a baby doll up to my boob.  Maybe that's because it was a baby doll, but I don't think so.  I think it's just something I've never done before.  I hope I'm good at it, but nervous that I won't be.  I'm still having a hard time about going into labor.  I'm not worried about the laboring part, I'm only nervous about the last 30-40 seconds when he actually has to come out.  Kevin and I started doing perineal massage 2 nights ago.  I think it will help.  I really really don't want to tear.  I don't do stitches.  Or tearing.  Or bleeding.  Or needles.  Or stitches.

I was having really sharp stabbing pains in my cervix area today.  Like, 2-3 a minute for about an hour.  I think it must have been the position the baby was in?  I tried to call the OB office but only got the answering machine.  And by the time I was going to try to call again the jabbing had stopped.  I was starting to think his hand was trying to come out or something.  It was a sharp enough pain to make me kind of bend over momentarily while I was walking.  You know, like a quick "ouch!" kind of movement.  After I sat for lunch though it seemed to subside a bit.

Took some belly pictures!

Ok I know they're all in front of the garage door, but it was the best background that I could find with such short notice.  My husband and I are literally NEVER home together when the sun is up.  So we had limited time and resources here, but wanted to take at least a few pictures before Lil' Chicken was born.  I'd seriously kick myself if we didn't get any good pictures.  

I'll update again soon!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

35 Weeks 2 Days: I can't believe we're almost there...

Seriously, there are like, 4 1/2 weeks left and that's it.

That is insane.

Lil' Chicken moves all of the time now.  I can usually feel his butt and his foot.  (At least, I think it's his foot).  It feels so cool when he stretches.  It's all like, "Woooaahhh!!" Crazy to think that there is a human being that is alive inside of my stomach.  He has his own thoughts and own experiences.  I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around it.

It's been a pretty easy pregnancy, when I think about it.  Ok, so my hips and pelvis are pretty sore, and my lower back gets crazy achy.  But other than that I really can't complain.  No heartburn, no hemorrhoids, no sickness, no swelling, no vision changes, no acne, no complications.  I still taught Zumba® up until 2 weeks ago, and still attended class until last Thursday.  (Had to stop because of BH 2-8 min apart for 4+ hours after class last week).  Yeah I'm tired and achy, but it's really not all that bad.  And it's pretty cool to be able to feel my little boy kick and move around in there.  He's so cute and I haven't even seen him yet!  I can't wait to see his cute little face and hold him close to me and tell him that he's safe and loved.  I wonder if he knows how loved he is?  How much he's wanted?  I can't imagine being pregnant and not wanting your baby.  Such a weird thought.  I love my lil' chicken SO MUCH and he's not even born yet!  I can't wait to meet him.  He's going to be so precious.  I know Kevin is excited, too.

Now I just wish I knew what to do about my job....

Anyways, just wanted to update!  Maybe I'll post a pic soon :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

32 Weeks, 6 Days: Everyone Knows Someone

Everyone knows someone who has a freakin' birthday in February.  I swear, every time I give someone my due date they're like, "Oh!  You should have your baby on the 17th! That's my uncle's best friend's sister's birthday!"  And I'm all....blink. blink.  Yes, there is a good chance you know someone who has a birthday in every month of the year.  And guess what?  I don't care.

Ok.  That sounds mean.  But seriously!

So I had my first stranger rub my belly on New Year's Eve!  She was so excited--AND she asked permission.  So I was fine with it.  I don't mind so much now.  I minded when I was just fat and Lil' Chicken was the size of a pea.  At least now he's all wiggly and stuff.

Weight is up to like, 137.  Poo.  Creepin' closer to 140.

Little one is so wiggly!  I love his little rolls and movement.  Even the occasional jab.  So cute.  I can't wait to hold him!  Hypnobirthing classes start Wednesday.  I'm excited.  I get to learn to relax!  And breathe.  I can't believe how fast this is coming up.  OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.


Started our budget yesterday.  Then Kevin forgets his lunch and spends $5.  Blink. Blink.  So I took it out of grocery money since at least he went to Publix.

Been having lots of braxton hicks.  Not today so much, but New Year's Eve was pretty bad.  I was getting nervous.  Also, been having lots of light headed/dizzy spells.  Seems to be pretty normal for 3rd Trimester, but thought it was worth noting.  I need to pull out my good camera and get the battery charging.  I want to use it in the delivery room and for after giving birth so we can take good pictures of our little chicken!  He's gonna be so cute!


I have a whole day off--my third day off and all i'm doing is sitting on my a$$ on the couch.  I feel pathetic.  I'm so sick of sitting around.  I want to want to do things.  But I don't.  It's irritating.  Very irritating.  My only block is my brain.  HOW DO I OVER COME?!

I just don't know.